Family Fall To Do List

by Jen on September 17, 2014 in fall,holiday,kid activity

We are getting back into the swing of things. The return of school brings the return of our regular routine. We are getting busy heading off to ballet classes, theatre classes, swim lessons, slow pitch and cross country practices. In other words, things are getting busy around here. The return of school also bring a shift in seasons. The air is a little crisper, the seasons are changing. We are heading quickly toward Fall. It is time to start planning all the fun things we want to do – our family fall to do list. I often find it helpful to write a list of things we want to do. Our family fall to do list helps us answer the “What are we going to do this weekend?” question. What will be on your family fall bucket list this year?

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Caramelized Apple Skin Crisps

caramelized apple skin crisps

For your convenience, this post contains affiliate links It’s apple season. Here in Southern Ontario we are flush with local apples. Fortunately, our entire family loves apples…what is not to love? We craft with apples, we bake with apples and we cook with apples – they are the perfect fruit. It is no surprise that […]

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Draw a Life Sized Sea Turtle

draw a life sized sea turtle

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how to dry herbs

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lemon meringue pie

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back to school giveaway

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outdoor play party

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bike rides

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Gone Fishing…back in a bit

gone fishing

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